AR-15 Podcast 143 – Is There Room For The AK In An AR World?

DeKalb, Illinois –  Reed Snyder and James bring you this week’s edition of the AR-15 Podcast. Episode 143 covers a perennial topic of conversation among enthusiasts of intermediate cartridge sporting rifles–where does the AK fit in a seemingly AR world? No discussion of the famed Kalashnikov would be proper without discussing its origins in the old Soviet empire. Reed and James cover some interesting history before getting into the various types of AK, its variants, and of course an overview of the governing laws concerning these rifle types.

Some of the main topic include the comparisons of manufacturers, and also how it differs from its famous rival. Reed and James also discuss ammunition, costs, modularity, accessories, and the age old bona fides of the AKs legendary reliability.

Don’t forget to nominate a veteran for the special giveaway sponsored by Vortex. Tune in to find out more details about that as well as listener feedback and our Otis giveaway!

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Check out the show notes for links on all products and information in the show. Listen to the entire episode at for the tip of the week and as always listener feedback. The hosts at the AR-15 Podcast, want to hear what you, the listener, think so be sure to tune in and let us know what you’d like to hear, what we’re doing right, and how we can improve!

About the AR-15 Podcast:

The AR-15 Podcast is the show about your favorite black rifle. Whether you're building your first AR or you’ve been building ARs for years. There is something we can all do to take our black rifle to the next level. The episodes range from AR construction and reloading, to interviews and accessories. The AR-15 Podcast is found on the Firearms Radio Network and releases every Saturday at 4:00 am central time. Subscribe to the show via AR-15 Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or


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